Saturday, August 6, 2016

Happy Hawaiian Birthday!

I love this set that retired last year and I didn't even get to use it until now!  But, I have several friends that love Hawaii just as much as I do or are from Hawaii and I know this card will make them smile on their special day (hope so!).  So, I made two and used slightly different colored cardstock for each.  One is Pool Party and Crumb Cake.  The other uses Soft Sky and Sahara Sand.  I tore the cardstock and layered it to make it look like sand.  Then, I used my markers to color in the surf boards and then cut each one out.  I stamped the seashells in both Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake and used the mini punches to punch them out.  One of the seashells had to be cut out by hand as I didn't have a punch for it.  The turtle is stamped on Wild Wasabi cardstock using Garden Green ink, then cut by hand.  I bought the Hawaiian Happy Birthday stamp in Maui a couple years ago and stamped it using Memento Black Tuxedo ink on Crushed Curry cardstock.  It took a long time to make these two cards, but I love them and hope my friends will too!

Mahalo for looking and have a great day!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Treat Box

There are many tools I use for my paper crafts, but one of the best and most used is my Big Shot.  When it first came out, I didn't understand its potential!  Thank you, Debbie W., for seeing the potential and knowing I wouldn't be able to live without it.  It was one of the best Christmas gifts ever!!!!

Debbie Naylor, from the Sisters In Stamping group (and actually my real sister!), absolutely loves the Big Shot.  I know it is her "go to" tool.  That's why she picked it for today's SIS theme.

I decided to make a treat box using the Bakers Box Thinlit.  I used the gold embossed polka dotted paper from the Pop of Pink Specialty DSP pack and the gold foil sheet for the die cut "yum" and bow (bow builder punch).  It really does make it so easy and so quick to be able to run some paper through the Big Shot and assemble.  I filled the box with Rolos to match the gold :)  Yum!!!

Head on over the SIS blog here to see what other Big Shot projects were made!

Thanks for looking and have a great day and weekend!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Friendly Friday

Happy Friday!

Celebrate a friend this weekend!  That's what we are about today at the SIS blog :)

Here's the very quick and simple card I made today:

I knew I wanted to use this new stamp from the Banners & Badges stamp set.  I've been wanting to use my new In Color Enamel Shapes for a while and when I saw the stars on the stamp, my idea came together!  I love it when that happens ;)  I then used all 5 new In Colors and die cut stars.  I randomly placed them over the cardstock and decided to add more of the enamel stars.  I used dimensionals to give the stamped and punched image a little lift.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for looking!

See what the other wonderful ladies made today here.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Color challenge!

I love a good color challenge.  Karla, from Sisters In Stamping came up with this beautiful color combo!

I actually ended up making two cards for this challenge because I wasn't crazy about the first one I made.

This is the first card I made.  I wanted to use my new In Color DSP and the Pretty Kitty stamp set.  So, I stamped my image, colored it in, and then used my new Circle dies to cut out the image and DSP.  I used some new In Color ribbon to "tie" it all together, but I don't love it. 

I started thinking that I needed to go more simple for this color challenge.  So, this is what I created.  I love it!  I used the same DSP and just stamped directly onto it.  I die cut the butterflies and the card was done!  I started to put some pearl embellishments on the butterflies, but decided to stick to simple.

And another challenge done!  Thanks for looking and head over to the Sisters In Stamping blog to check out what the talented SISers did for this challenge!

Have a wonderful weekend and stay cool!

Friday, July 15, 2016

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

This week's theme is ice cream and as soon as I saw the Playful Palette DSP stack, I thought of ice cream.  I'm not sure why, but this one paper reminds me of a fun flavor with sprinkles on top!

Check out the other ice cream creations at the Sisters In Stamping blog here!

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.

Stamps:  Thoughtful Banners

Ink:  Emerald Envy

Punch:  Duet Banners

Die:  Layering Circle Framelits

Cardstock:  Playfull Palette DSP Stack, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, and Sweet Sugar Plum.

Accessories:  Emerald Envy Ribbon and Dimensionals

Friday, July 8, 2016

Summertime Fun

What do I think of when I think of summer?  Flowers!  I'm not a fan of the heat and humidity of summer, but I do love the gorgeous colors of summer flowers, trees, and grass.  Summer has finally hit our area and it's hot and humid!  But, the grass is so green and the flowers are just gorgeous. 

This week's Sisters In Stamping theme is summer.

I recently went to a scrapbooking convention and dies and water coloring are definitely this year's fad.  I took a couple water coloring classes to try to improve my terrible hand at it.  I think it helped a little.  I'll just keep trying :)

So, I decided to combine water coloring and dies in this week's card.

First, I used my aqua painter and Soft Sky ink pad to create the washed out background (watercolor paper).  I then die cut the Flourish thinlits and then water colored them with my aqua painter and inks.  I assembled the card and added a colored pearl and some Crystal Effects to give the card a little more dimension.  It does remind me of summer :)

Stamps:  Thoughtful Banners

Inks:  Pool Party, Soft Sky, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, and Memento Tuxedo Black

Punches:  Duet Banners

Dies:  Flourish Thinlits

Cardstock:  Watercolor Paper, Pool Party (Base)

Accessories:  Pearls, Crystal Effects, and Dimensionals

Thanks for looking and wishing you a wonderful summer!

Head on over to the Sisters In Stamping blog to see what reminds them of summer!

Friday, June 24, 2016

The Catalog -Time To Get Busy!

I received my new SU! catalog order this week and was so excited!  I just love the new In Colors this year and there are so many great new items.  The catalog is redesigned and it looks fabulous. 

I'm ready to start stamping again :)

I'm joining the Sisters In Stamping this week in their Pick-A-Section of the IBC Catalog.  The new catalog is broken down into themed sections, but a little differently than before.  I love it!  I chose "A Little Foxy Suite - Cute Baby Critters" section to feature.

On my cards, I've used the Foxy Friends stamp set, the Fox Builder Punch, and A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack. 

Here are the two cards I created:

The first card I made is supposed to be a little fox.  Now that I'm looking at him, I should have stamped some paws  I might go back and do that :)  On this card, I used the items above and also used the new Layering Circle Framelits, the Banner Triple Punch, and my new favorite bling - Metallic Enamel Shapes (LOVE!) I pulled the cardstock colors from the DSP stack (Pool Party, Calypso Coral, and Smoky Slate)

The second card I made is of a raccoon.  I think these critters are especially cute except when they eat all of my suet that I leave out for the birds!  Again, I used the DSP stack for the top piece.  I then ran it and the Basic Black card piece through the Big Shot using the new Layering Oval Framelits.  The raccoon is stamped on the inside using Smoky Slate and Basic Black.  I used Pearl Basic Jewels for the eyes and nose.  I then punched out the butterfly with the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches and added the new 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in Pool Party - love this ribbon!

I decided not to add any sentiment to these cards yet.  I will stamp the sentiment once I decide on the occasion and the who is to receive them :) 

Check out the other Pick-A-Section cards on the Sisters In Stamping Blog!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!